Category Archives: Infants

How to Raise Happier Kids in Three Simple Steps

A great deal of time and energy is paid to our children’s enrichment and stimulation. From weekend activities to carefully curated educational experiences, we are raising kids who are well-rounded but may not be experiencing the joy and relaxation we wish for them. Focusing on our kids’ happiness is something we can do with a few simple changes to our everyday lives.  The Effect

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How to Choose a Childcare Center for Your Baby-to-Be!

If you’re expecting a new addition to the family, you’re likely feeling overwhelmed by decisions to be made. Naming the baby, decorating her nursery, and choosing between cloth diapers and disposables are just a few of the choices expectant parents must make. When it comes to choosing a daycare center, many parents feel paralyzed by the choices in front of them, and aren’t sure

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Five Tips for Keeping Children Safe and Sound When Enjoying the Water

Whether you love a beach day, prefer relaxing by the pool, or spend your time on boats with family and friends on the weekends, water safety is incredibly important. Even more important is to educate your young children about water safety and to make sure that they take proper precautions while in or near the water. These five tips will allow your family to

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What Does “Typical” Look Like? Monitoring Your Child’s Speech Development

Many parents wait eagerly for those first words, for more fluid communication with their child, and for those early adorable phrases and mispronunciations. Along with that eagerness can come some concern. Is my child learning to speak and communicate at a typical pace? There are general guidelines that will help you to identify possible concerns, but remember to review your concerns with your pediatrician

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Building Positive Relationships with Your Child’s Teachers: 7 Ways to Feel Connected

Your child’s daycare providers are with them through thick and thin. When you leave your infant in the hands of a childcare provider, or kiss your toddler goodbye as he rushes off to greet his teachers, you’re participating in a collaborative relationship that is crucial to your child’s development and wellbeing. Building a great relationship with your child’s teachers will allow them to take

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Get Prepared for Daycare: What to Pack For Your Child

Enrolling your child in center-based care means a big change in your life and the life of your child! To make the transition easier, you’ll want to show up on the first day with all of the supplies your child will need on a daily basis to ensure his comfort, sense of security, and happiness. Two changes of clothes. Many parents carry a change

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Separating Myths from Facts in Terms of Car Seat Safety

Many parents may think they are providing a safe environment for their children while in the car, but a great number of families do not comply with safety recommendations in their personal vehicles. Myth: Following the instructions on the car seat installation manual guarantees a safe, secure installation. Fact: Many diligent parents follow the instruction manual to a T, and still can’t seem to

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Five of the Most Common Infant Skin Care Issues and Solutions

Red bumps, strange flakes, and splotchy skin can case parents a great deal of alarm in the first year of their baby’s life. Many parents call their pediatricians at the sight of skin conditions, but most are innocuous and either need no treatment, or can be treated at home. The issue: Within the first few weeks of life, you may spot little red bumps covering

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Motor Skills and Speech: Managing Our Expectations of Meeting Milestones

It’s your daughter’s first birthday, and she still can’t toddle from her grandmother’s side to her cake. Your son is 18 months old, and shows no interest in sketching his first masterpiece. Your child isn’t speaking, and her fellow toddlers are talking up a storm. When your child isn’t hitting milestones “on time”, the frustration and worry can overtake new parents. But “typical” is

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Product Overload: Eight Items for Infants and Toddlers That You Don’t Need to Buy

Marketing for infant and toddler products has become widespread and very effective. From a variety of gadgets designed to make parenting easier, to coveted items that “every mom” should own, it can become difficult for parents to cut down their spending and their clutter! These eight items, however, don’t need to be on your shopping list or your registry. A Huge Drawer of Newborn

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